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Begbies Traynor (BEG)

Begbies Traynor

Third Quarter Trading Update
RNS Number : 7525E
Begbies Traynor Group PLC
03 March 2020
 

3 March 2020

 

Begbies Traynor Group plc

 

Third Quarter Trading Update

 

Begbies Traynor Group plc (the "group"), the   business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy, today issues a trading update for its third quarter ended 31 January 2020.

 

The group has continued to trade well in the quarter with results showing strong growth in revenue and profit compared to the prior year. This performance, combined with a strong first half, leaves us confident of delivering results at least in line with expectations for the year as a whole.

 

The recovery and financial advisory business continues to perform well, with a combination of organic growth and the positive contribution from our current year acquisitions.  The insolvency market remains favourable with the number of corporate insolvencies (source: The Insolvency Service*) in the calendar year 2019 having increased by 7% to 17,196 (2018: 16,105).

 

The property advisory and transactional services business has traded in line with expectations and the development of the division has continued with the integration of the Ernest Wilson business sales agency which we acquired in October 2019.

 

The current year acquisitions have performed in line with our expectations and integration is proceeding well.

 

*Source: The Insolvency Service quarterly statistics on the number of corporate insolvencies in England and Wales on a seasonally adjusted basis, excluding the one-off effect of 1 (2018: 1,349) bulk insolvencies as identified by the Insolvency Service.

 

Ric Traynor, Executive Chairman of Begbies Traynor Group plc, commented:

 

"The group has delivered strong organic growth, complemented by good performances from our recent acquisitions. This, combined with continuing favourable UK insolvency market conditions, gives us confidence in delivering results at least in line with current market expectations for the full year. 

 

"We continue to increase the scale of our business recovery practice and extend our property services offering, and our strong financial position leaves us well placed to further build upon our track record of organic and acquisitive growth."

 

 

Enquiries please contact:

 

Begbies Traynor Group plc   0161 837 1700

Ric Traynor - Executive Chairman

Nick Taylor - Group Finance Director

 

Canaccord Genuity Limited     020 7523 4588

(Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

David Tyrrell / Sunil Duggal

 

Shore Capital                                                                                          020 7408 4090

(Joint Broker)

Mark Percy / Anita Ghanekar

 

MHP Communications                                                                            07734 769359

Reg Hoare / Katie Hunt

 

 

Information on Begbies Traynor Group can be accessed via the group's website at
www.begbies-traynorgroup.com/investor-relations.


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